Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery [VIDEO]

Guide to Dry Eyes and Laser Eye Surgery The eyes are the body’s natural cameras that capture light, convert it to waves of electrochemical signals, and magically conjure up the images we see. Technically, it’s up there with the most complex parts of the human body, and for that matter, the known universe is the eye. With so much complexity, the eye requires an ultra-precise arrangement of components in order to function correctly. And, like a pearl sitting in a…

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes

Screen fatigue: How to care for tired eyes Chances are you’ve got to the end of a long day of working at the computer and felt like using your eyes to look at anything is an effort. Overall, you feel tired, drained, and like all you want to do is rest. But when you finally do shut them and go to bed, you realise you still have a tonne of energy and can’t sleep a wink. This is a typical…

What do your eyes reveal about who you are?

What do your eyes reveal about who you are? Everyone has heard the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul”. It’s been so overused in advertising and daily speech that it’s almost lost all meaning. But like most cliches, there’s a reason it has stuck around in the public consciousness. Mentioned in the bible in Matthew 6 22-23, and being very similar to proverbs in several languages, such as the French, ‘Les yeux sont le miroir de l’dme’, “The…

Are glasses bad for your eyes?

Are glasses bad for your eyes? Glasses as we know them today—framed lenses with sides, or temples, that sit on your face as opposed to being held up by your hand—have only been widely available for the last hundred years or so. Yet, by the sheer number of people who wear them today, the endless number of styles and shapes available, and the ease with which you pull them on and off and wipe a smear on the lens, you…

Smoking and your eyesight

Smoking and your eyesight As a nation, we’re well aware of the risks associated with smoking. From respiratory and cardiovascular diseases to cancers and the accelerated ageing of your skin. Less is known, however, about the many ways that smoking is damaging to one of our most precious organs: the eyes. There are the obvious effects, like the discomfort, irritation, and dryness after spending a night in a smoke-filled club. But the way that tobacco smoke – a toxic mix of more than 7,000…

This is why your eyes are amazing

This is why your eyes are amazing Despite being things we look at probably more times during the day than anything else, eyes get little recognition for how incredible they are. One of the reasons is simply because they work so well. It’s only when something goes wrong that we actually stop and start to appreciate how fortunate we’ve been. To shed a little love on our underappreciated peepers, let’s take a look at a few optical facts that will be sure…

Debunking the most common eye myths

Debunking the most common eye myths Ideas about how our eyes work have undergone many changes throughout history. In ancient Greece, for example, Plato’s “emission theory” suggested that we emit beams of light from our eyes in order to illuminate and see objects. Another Greek, Empedocles, believed that Aphrodite made the human eye out of the four elements — fire, air, earth, and water.  She then made sight possible by lighting the fire in the eye and allowing it to shine…

Eye-make up and eyecare

Eye-make up and eyecare Today make-up products like mascara, blusher, foundation, lipstick and eyeliner are a daily necessity for many women around the world. And yet, although they’re carefully designed to make you look good, it’s rare they’re designed to be good for your skin and your general health. Many people know unhealthy makeup habits often cause problems like acne, oily skin, dryness, and ageing. But there are also other, sometimes less noticeable, negative effects that can come from daily…

NEW: Life after Lasik

NEW: Life after Lasik Unlike wearing glasses, there’s nothing obvious that gives away that you’ve had Laser Eye Surgery. Unless someone knows you beforehand, it can just appear like you’ve had perfect vision all along. So what happens to these millions of people who simply blend into the background after having Laser Eye Surgery? Are they just going about their normal day-to-day lives? Does the novelty of clear vision wear off after a few months and nothing really change? Or…

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes

5 Natural Beauty Tips for Vibrant and Healthy Eyes We have witnessed a ton of health and beauty trends over the past few years, from Korean skincare routines, ‘virtual try-ons’ in store, to unbundling the spa and salon take-homes. And like most years, many of those trends were much stranger than they were beautifying. Smudged lipstick to achieve that ‘just-kissed’ look. Jade rollers, a jade paint-roller type tool, to ‘rejuvenate’ your face and neck. And bleached eyebrows to, well, make…